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Assault/Aggravated Assault – Cook County, Illinois

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Call a Cook County Assault attorney at 312-229-5500 for legal help with Aggravated Assault misdemeanor or felony charges, in Cook County and to speak to a Chicago criminal defense attorney.

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What is Assault?

Under (720 ILCS 5/12-1), you can be guilty of an Assault if you engage in conduct that places another person in a reasonable apprehension of receiving a Battery.  You do not have to physically harm or touch someone to be charged with the crime of Assault.   An example of an Assault is when someone points a weapon or dangerous object at someone, like a knife or gun, in a threatening manner.  The Cook County criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault in Cook County.

What is the Sentence for Assault?

A simple Assault is a Class C misdemeanor which carries a minimum of no jail to a maximum of 30 days in jail and a fine of no more than $500.00.  The Cook County criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault in Cook County.

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What is Aggravated Assault?

Aggravated Assault (720 ILCS 5/12-2) is when in committing an assault you:

(1) Use a deadly weapon or any device manufactured and designed to be substantially similar in appearance to a firearm, other than by discharging a firearm in the direction of another person, a peace officer, a person summoned or directed by a peace officer, a correctional officer or fireman or in the direction of a vehicle occupied by another person, a peace officer, a person summoned or directed by a peace officer, a correctional officer or a fireman while the officer or fireman is engaged in the execution of any of his official duties, or to prevent the officer or fireman from performing his official duties, or in retaliation for the officer or fireman performing his official duties;

(2) Is hooded, robed or masked in such manner as to conceal your identity or any device manufactured and designed to be substantially similar in appearance to a firearm;

(3) Know the individual assaulted to be a teacher or other person employed in any school and such teacher or other employee is upon the ground of a school or grounds adjacent thereto, or is in any part of a building used for school purposes;

(4) Know the individual assaulted to be a supervisor, director, instructor or other person employed in any park district and such supervisor, director, instructor or other employee is upon the grounds of the park or grounds adjacent thereto, or is in any part of a building used for park purposes;

(5) Know the individual assaulted to be a caseworker, investigator, or other person employed by the State Department of Public Aid or a County Department of Public Aid and such caseworker, investigator, or other person is upon the grounds of a Public Aid office or grounds adjacent thereto, or is an any part of a building used for Public Aid purposes, or upon the grounds of a home of a public aid applicant, recipient or any other person interviewed or investigated in the employee’s discharge of his duties, or on ground adjacent thereto, or is in any part of a building in which the applicant, recipient, or other such person resides or is located;

(6) Know the individual assaulted to be a peace officer, or a person summoned and directed by him or a correctional officer, or a fireman while the officer or fireman is engaged in the execution of any of his official duties, or to prevent the officer or fireman from performing his official duties, or in retaliation for the officer or fireman performing his official duties, and the assault is committed other than by the discharge of a firearm in the direction of the officer or fireman or in the direction of a vehicle occupied by the officer or fireman;

(7) Know the individual assaulted to be a paramedic, ambulance driver or other medical assistance or first aid personnel employed by a municipality or other governmental unit engaged in the execution of any of his official duties, or to prevent the paramedic, ambulance driver, or other medical assistance or first aid personnel from performing his official duties, or in retaliation for the paramedic, ambulance driver, or other medical assistance or first aid personnel performing his official duties;

(8) Know the individual assaulted to be the driver, operator, employee or passenger of any transportation facility or system engaged in the business of transportation of the public for hire and the individual assaulted is then performing in such capacity or then using such public transportation as a passenger or using any area of any description designed by the transportation facility or system as a vehicle boarding, departure, or transfer location;

(9) Or the individual assaulted is on or about a public way, public property, or public place of accommodation or amusement;

(10) Know the individual assaulted to be an employee of the State of Illinois, a municipal corporation therein or a political subdivision thereof, engaged in the performance of his authorized duties as such employee;

(11) Knowingly and without legal justification, commit an assault on a physically handicapped person;

(12) Knowingly and without legal justification, commit an assault on a person 60 years of age or older; or

(13) Discharge a firearm;

(14) Know the individual assaulted to be a correctional employee, while the employee is engaged in the execution of any of his or her official duties, or to prevent the employee from performing his or her official duties, and the assault is committed other than by the discharge of a firearm in the direction of the employee or in the direction of a vehicle occupied by the employee.

The Cook County criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Aggravated Assault throughout Cook County.

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What is the Sentence for Aggravated Assault?

Generally speaking, Aggravated Assault is a Class A misdemeanor.  However, if it involves a discharge of a firearm or the victim was a correctional officer, it is a Class 4 felony.  Any potential sentence involves the specific facts of the case along with any criminal record that you may have prior to being charged with this offense.

Why Hire The Legal Defenders for Your Cook County Assault Case?

The criminal defense attorneys at The Legal Defenders understand the impact that a criminal conviction can have on your life.  The criminal defense attorneys at The Legal Defenders will look at the specific facts of your case and determine the best defense for you.  Since many cases involving assault involve difficult questions concern “reasonable apprehension” and whether you were intending to place someone in fear of receiving a battery, each case must be evaluated individually and each factor has to be taken into consideration when coming up with an effective plan of attack.

The criminal defense attorneys at The Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault and Aggravated Assault in Cook County and will use their extensive experience and skills in coming up with an effective and winning courtroom strategy to defend you in your case involving assault.

If you are being charged with Assault or Aggravated Assault in Cook County, give us a call.  We can help.

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Are you facing Assault or Aggravated Assault charges in Cook County?

Call a Cook County Assault lawyer at 312-593-1769 for legal help with Aggravated Assault misdemeanor or felony charges, in Cook County and to speak to a Chicago criminal defense lawyer.

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*Felony cases in Cook County are held at The George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse located at 2600 S. California Avenue, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview and Markham.
*Preliminary Hearings and Misdemeanor cases are held at all the Branch Courthouses and also at Grand and Central, Belmont and Western, 51st and Wentworth, 111th Street and Harrison and Kedzie.
*Central Bond Court is located at The George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2600 S. California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608.
*Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence cases are held at 555 W. Harrison, Chicago, Illinois 60607.
*Juvenile cases are held at 1100 S. Hamilton, Chicago, Illinois 60612.
*Traffic Court is at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.
*For Court schedules, judge assignments and other information, see the Court’s webpage at: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/

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The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault/Aggravated Assault.  Our experienced and seasoned attorneys will give you the best chance of winning your case.

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Why You Need Us For Your Assault Case?

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at the Legal Defenders, PC will examine all aspects of your case and will use their experience to win your case or get your case dismissed.  We always put our clients first.  We will keep you informed of the progress of your case and look for every angle to win your case.  We understand that your future is at stake and will approach the handling of your case like it was our own case.

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